A8: The following information was kindly provided by
Edit your .emacs file to comment out any reference to chris's old
codes. For those of you who have just copied chris's .emacs file, there are
several sections. These sections start with the comments:
; understand idl extension
; Load the Lisp stuff that gives us the use of color.
; This makes IDL be in color! :) -chris
Basically, you can comment out any section that has the IDL in it. Save the
.emacs file and you are good to go.
Now, if you have loaded code into emacs, you can go to the
Options->Syntax Highlighting and it will display colors for various things
(variable declarations, subprogram blocks, etc.)
If you want to make this highlighting automatic, put the following line
in your .emacs file. (If you don't have a .emacs file, just create one in your
home directory and put the following line in it):